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2?6                                       PLOBA INDICA.                        [
Variable in foliage and size of flower, as are all the species of the genus; also in
the form of the sepals and petals; the inner petals have the middle lobe larger or
smaller than the lateral, and more or less fimbriated,
1 H leptocarpum (Ef. et T.); floribus pallide purpureis, se-
palis ovato-lanceolatis, petalia extorioribus late obovaiis interioribus
trifidis lobo intermedio spathulato, siliquis gracillimia,
HAB, In Tibetia occidental!, frequeus anis alt, 9-12,000 ped.! in
Himalaya Tibetics aienosis: Sikkim, alt, 12-14,000 ped, !-(FL Jul)
Berk gracilis, amma, diffusa, statura valde variabilis, 3-poll, r. bipedalis, folk
radicalia plurima, patula, lineari-oblonga, pinnatisecta, 2-4 poll* longa, pinnis \ unc,
longis, remotis, late ovatis, pinnatiseetis, lobis dentatis acuminatis, Caules plurimi,
basi decumbentes, stupins elongati, simplices v. pluries dichotome rainosi, bracteis
aeetis. PediceK filiformes, bracteolis setaceis involucrati, Flows pdlide purpurei
T, lilacini, H PpH k& Sq/da petalis \ breviora, Petsht cxteriora apice sub-
c6riace^ viridia, intcriora minora, vix ad medium fissa, lobis latcnilibi^ obtasis, iu-
termedio late oblongo, sessili, cucullato, marginibus incurvis intcgerrimis, Stigniate
2, recurva, SMpa pollicares, vix  lin, late, gracillimtc, compresssc, 8-10-spcnniB,
articulis indchiscentibus, ftcile solntis, Rmm oblique oblonga, loculos implculia;
testa subcoriacca, bronoea, Mhnm mraosum.
Very closely allied to the Siberian (MkMpemm wr/w, Bernh,, in kbi, co-
lour of flowers, form of sepals, and slender siliqua, but the latter arc very different in
stature, showing no trace of valvular dchiscouce, but breaking across at the joints
even before the ripeuing of the seeds, which adhere firmly to the cavity of the peri*
carp, The & tojforwwt, Kard. et KiviL, of Soongaria, seems the name as C. cm-
tw} the iuncr petals in our (authentically warned) specimens of it differing in noway
from those of other species of ttflwm; and the character of their middle lobe
being antheriferous, is either incwtiiul or founded in error, and \m\\Aj urises
from the ]x>fion being somotinics adherent to its cticullatc face,
Our SiKkitn specimens are very much smaller than most of our western Tibetan